FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022 side-event
"Creating Sustainable Food Systems in Asia-Monsoon Region through Science and Innovation"

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In 2021, Japan launched Strategy “MeaDRI” which aims to enhance agricultural productivity potential and sustainability through innovation as a new approach for sustainable food systems. In line with this strategy, JIRCAS was assigned to coordinate the activities to strengthening network among various stakeholders and to accelerate innovations in the Asia-Monsoon region through dissemination of information, and joint research activities. Here, we introduce the outlines of the Strategy, Green Asia project, as well as key innovations.

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Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

Date
Thursday, October 13th, 2022, 18:00~ 19:30(JST)
Place

Online

Program

Program :

18:00-18:05     Opening remarks

KOYAMA Osamu (President, JIRCAS)

18:05-18:15     Presentation 1

“Strategy for Sustainable Food Systems, MeaDRI (Measures for Achievement of Decarbonization and Resilience with Innovation)”

NAKAZAWA Katsunori (Deputy Director-General, Council's Secretariat, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council, MAFF)

18:15-18:30   Presentation 2

 “Green Asia: accelerate innovations in the Asia-Monsoon region through dissemination of information and joint research activities”

FUNAKI Yasuro (Director, Social Sciences Division, JIRCAS)

18:30-18:45   Key Innovation 1 (Paddy Rice)

“Climate-smart rice production by alternate wetting and drying (AWD)”

MINAMIKAWA Kazunori (Senior Researcher, Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, JIRCAS)

18:45-19:00   Key Innovation 2 (Croplands)

“Biological nitrification inhibition (BNI)-enabled wheat and maize which maintain the yield with reduced nitrogen fertilizer application”

Guntur V. Subbarao (Senior Researcher, Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, JIRCAS)

19:00-19:20   Presentation 3

“The role of scientists in transforming the agrifood system”

NAGANO Akiko (Programme Officer, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment (OCB), FAO)

19:20-19:30   Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

IIYAMA Miyuki (Program Director/Information, JIRCAS)

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